Porter Honored as Riverton Raiders Season ends at State

Long time umpire and coach Ron Porter of Riverton threw out the first pitch at this past weekend's Class A American Legion Baseball game at Powell. Wyotoday.com photo by Cody Beers.

The Riverton Raiders made one of their goals this year but fell short of a second. The Raiders qualified for the State “A” American Legion Baseball tournament in Powell, but lost their first two games to end their season.

The Raiders were doubled up by Douglas 10-5 in the first game and lost out, thanks to committing five errors, to the Cheyenne Hawks 6-4 on Sunday.

It was a great moment at the State A Legion tournament in Powell when Coach Ron Porter was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch. #FightLikeAWolverine

Riverton’s Ron Porter threw out the first pitch at the American Legion Class A State tournament. Porter was an umpire in Legion ball for four decades and started the state’s umpires association. He’s also in the Wyoming American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. Wyotoday.com Photo by Cody Beers